2018 USA Boys’ Select

National Age Group Programs Born in 2003 and 2004

USA Boys’ Select A1 National Training Team Program

The A1 Program is the highest level of programming available to athletes in the Select age group. Many of the athletes who compete at the Select A1 National Training Team Program ultimately go on to represent the United States on the U.S. Youth National Team.

Participating athletes train as a group for five days before splitting into ability-tiered teams of 12 to compete at the USA High Performance Championships immediately following training. Training is conducted by some of the top High Performance pipeline coaches in the country and features an intense international skill and system focus, including hands-on opponent scouting training. Teams are selected based on athlete performance during training.

The USA High Performance Championships is an international tournament hosted by USA Volleyball annually and features international teams from a variety of countries plus Region High Performance teams from all over the United States. In the last two years, teams have come from Canada, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and Puerto Rico. USA A1 teams typically “play up” an age group for this tournament; for instance the Select play in the International Youth Division.

The event is frequented by many college coaches across the country including the staff in the A1 program, Continental team programs, and Region HP programs, and by unaffiliated collegiate coaches attending to actively recruit at the tournament. (see below details for more information on the A1 program at High Performance Championships).

2018 USA High Performance Championships 

  • Dates: July 19-29, 2018 (11 days, 10 nights)

  • Location: Cox Business Center (Tulsa, Okla.)

  • Cost: $1,400

    All USA teams will reside at a local USAV-provided hotel for the duration of the event. All athletes will be placed in rooms with other athletes but will be provided with their own bed. Roommate requests are not permitted.

  • Meals: Meals are provided for the duration of the training period. Breakfasts are provided throughout the entire stay and are included in the cost of the program. The program cost does not cover lunches and dinners during the five-day competition period (estimated at $150). The team will eat as a group, but each athlete will be responsible for his own meal expenses (lunch and dinner during five days of competition).

  • Travel: Designated airport: Tulsa International Airport (TUL). Athletes who are not traveling with a parent or guardian must arrive at the designated airport between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the first day of the program and should depart early morning on the final day of the program to utilize the included HP staff-escorted ground transportation to and from the airport. Unaccompanied Minor Travel Policy & FAQ's

  • Parents and Families: Parents are welcome to attend the competition as spectators. The teams will remain together at all times through training and competition. We recommend that parents who are interested in watching attend the tournament and not the training sessions as athletes will be focused on their training and getting to know their coaches and teammates in the days prior to the start of the tournament.

USA Boys’ Select Continental Team Program

Athletes who come from regions that do not send a Region HP Team in their age group or older to the USA HPC’s are eligible for the USA Continental Team Program. Participating athletes train as a group for five days before splitting into ability-tiered teams of 12 for USA High Performance Championships immediately following training. Training is conducted by some of the top High Performance pipeline coaches in the country and features an intense international skill and system focus, including hands-on opponent scouting training. Teams are selected based on athlete performance during training.

The USA High Performance Championships is an international tournament hosted by USA Volleyball annually and features international teams from a variety of countries plus Region High Performance teams from all over the United States. In the last two years, teams have come from Canada, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and Puerto Rico. USA HP Championships is frequented by many college coaches across the country including the staff in the A1 program, Continental team programs, and Region HP programs, and by unaffiliated collegiate coaches attending to actively recruit at the tournament.

Continental teams typically compete in their own age group division (Select teams compete in the Select division). USAV HP is aware of which regions sponsor programs and know which athletes are eligible for programs when making program decisions.

2018 USA High Performance Championships 


  • Dates: July 19-29, 2018 (11 days, 10 nights)

  • Location: Cox Business Center (Tulsa, Okla.)

  • Cost: $1,400

    All USA Teams will reside at a local USAV-provided hotel for the duration of the event. All athletes will be placed in rooms with other athletes but will be provided with their own bed. Roommate requests are not permitted.
  • Meals: Meals are provided for the duration of the training period. Breakfasts are provided throughout the entire stay and are included in the cost of the program. The program cost does not cover lunches and dinners during the five-day competition period (estimated at $150). The team will eat as a group, but each athlete will be responsible for his own meals expenses (lunch and dinner during five days of competition).

  • Travel: Designated airport: Tulsa International Airport (TUL). Athletes who are not traveling with a parent or guardian must arrive at the designated airport between 10:00am and 2:00pm on the first day of the program and should depart early AM on the final day of the program to utilize the included HP staff-escorted ground transportation to and from the airport. Unaccompanied Minor Travel Policy & FAQ's

  • Parents and families: Parents are welcome to attend the competition as spectators. The teams will remain together at all times through training and competition. We recommend that parents who are interested in watching attend the tournament and not the training sessions as athletes will be focused on their training and getting to know their coaches and teammates in the days prior to the start of the tournament.

USA Boys’ Select A2 Invitational Training Program

The USA National A2 Invitational Team Program is designed to the give the next tier of the country’s top athletes the opportunity to work with top HP coaches at a competitive event. Players who participate in the program train for four days in all skills and focusing on position-specific areas each day. On the fifth day, players are split into teams, in which they train for a full day under international rules and learn opponent scouting. The final two days of the program feature an international-style tournament culminating in a tournament championship on the final day.

In addition to the training and competition within the program, athletes will receive volleyball-specific classroom sessions. High Performance coaching staff will provide a comprehensive athlete evaluation to USA Volleyball for tracking in the ppeline, those evaluations will also be provided to each athlete following training.

  • Dates: July 10-16, 2018 (7 days, 6 nights)

  • Location: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

  • Cost: $980

  • Lodging: All athletes will reside at university dormitories for the duration of the event and will be placed in rooms with other athletes but will be provided with their own bed. Roommate requests are not permitted.

  • Meals: Meals are provided for the duration of the training period beginning with dinner on the first day of training and lunch on the last day of competition. Athletes are advised to bring their own snacks to eat between training sessions.

  • Travel: Designated airport: Colorado Springs Airport (COS). Athletes who are not traveling with a parent or guardian must arrive at the designated airport between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the first day of the program and should schedule departing flights no earlier than 2 p.m. on the last day of training/competition to utilize the included HP staff-escorted ground transportation to and from the airport. The program will end approximately 11 a.m., at which point athletes will be released to their parents or to depart on USAV ground transportation to the airport. Unaccompanied Minor Travel Policy & FAQ's

  • Parents and Families: Once the athletes check-in to the program they will be under the supervision of HP staff for the duration of the program. All training sessions are open to view, and parents are welcome to attend the tournament as spectators. The teams will remain together at all times through training and competition.

USA Boys’ Select A3 National Training Program

The USA Boys’ A3 National Training Program is a high-level training program available to high potential volleyball players as an opportunity to advance in the national team pipeline. The training received is modeled after the techniques, systems and daily practices of our U.S. National Team.

In addition to the training and competition within the program, athletes will receive volleyball-specific classroom sessions. High Performance Coaching Staff will provide a comprehensive player evaluation to USA Volleyball for tracking in the Pipeline, those evaluations will also be provided to each athlete following training.

  • Dates: July 30-Aug.3, 2018  (5 days, 4 nights)

  • Location: Adversity Volleyball Club (Vernon Hills, Ill.)

  • Cost: $700

  • Lodging: All athletes will reside at university dormitories for the duration of the event and will be placed in rooms with other athletes but will be provided with their own bed. Roommate requests are not permitted.

  • Meals: Meals are provided for the duration of the training period beginning with dinner on the first day of training and lunch on the last day of competition. Athletes are advised to bring their own snacks to eat between training sessions.

  • Travel: Designated airport: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). Athletes who are not traveling with a parent or guardian must arrive at the designated airport between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the first day of the program and should schedule departing flights no earlier than 2 p.m. on the last day of training/competition to utilize the included HP staff-escorted ground transportation to and from the airport. The program will end approximately 11 a.m., at which point athletes will be released to their parents or to depart on USAV ground transportation to the airport. Unaccompanied Minor Travel Policy & FAQ's

  • Parents and Families: Once the athletes check-in to the program they will be under the supervision of HP staff for the duration of the program. All training sessions are open to view, and parents are welcome to attend the tournament as spectators.